Why Wood?

Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)

The wood industry has been an early adopter of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), which are a user-friendly way to communication information gathered through life cycle assessments.

EPDs are concise, standardized, independently-verified reports on environmental performance. They offer an immediate, reliable way to evaluate a product’s lifetime environmental impacts—in terms of embodied energy and global warming potential, and by measures such as use of natural resources, emissions to air, soil and water, and waste generation.

EPDs on wood products are available from the American Wood Council  website along with transparency briefs summarizing the most critical data presented in each.